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Program 2021

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ITALY 2021

Tropea Italy
July 10-18 2021

Mediterraneo Dance Festival, an international dance event currently in its 29st edition, is an annual event of reference for students, teach- ers, professional dancers and dance enthusiasts. Conceived as an intercultural Study-Vacation to deepen, improve the technique and style of the different dance expressions: modern, contemporary and hip hop, it is honored by the presence of world-renowned masters and choreographers.

The program includes dance classesin different educational levels: intermediate, advanced and professional; choreographic workshops led by choreographers of the most important and famous international companies, meetings, exhibitions, competitions, video productions and shows. A large number of dancers and choreographers attended the festival since 1992, the year of its birth. Successfully extended from year to year it has become one of the most famous and interesting dance events in Europe, with participants from all over Italy, European and Extra-European countries.

Mediterraneo Dance Festival is a cultural project produced and organized by the cultural association Mediterraneo Arte of Reggio Calabria, directed by Basilio Foti, with the collaboration of FB production (China partner), FeelMINI (photo and video production), and the support of the amazing staff.

Mediterraneo Arte, along with all the staff and faculty invite all to live a fantastic experience offering you... A SEA OF EMOTIONS!


The new location of MDF ITALY 2021 will be the resort “POGGIO DI TROPEA”, a fantastic structure located sheer above the sea, along the renowned Costa degli Dei, 2 km away. from the characteristic and renowned town of Tropea (Best Village in Italy 2021) and a few kilometers from Capo Vaticano with its splendid coves and beaches and a sea of fantas-tic colors. About 25 km. there is the famous town of Pizzo Calabro. The Village is about 50 km away from the international airport of Lamezia Terme.

The program in detail

Time table Teacher Course / Level
09:30 - 10:30 Andrey Strelkov Urban Contemporary
Intermediate (10/14 years)
10:45 - 11:45 Mattia Tuzzolino Hip Hop
Intermediate (10/14 years)
11:45 - 13:15 Mattia Tuzzolino Hip Hop
Advanced / prof.
15:00 - 16:00 Lukas McFarlane
Julia Spiesser
Modern Jazz
Intermediate (10/14 years)
16:00 - 17:30 Gianluca Falvo Modern Contemporary
Advanced / prof.
17:30 - 19:00 Christin Olesen Street Jazz
Advanced / prof.
19:00 - 21:00 Lukas McFarlane
Julia Spiesser
Modern Contemporary Choreographic Workshop
Advanced / prof.


Date Time table Event Location
Saturday 10 09:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Check in Accommodation / MDF Registrations Poggio Village reception
MDF Italy reception
from Sunday 11 to Friday 16 09:00 - 21:00 Workshops Open Dance Studio
Sunday 11 22:30 - 24:00 Lounge night Poggio Terrace
Monday 12 22:30 - 24:00 Meeting with the teachers and Impro Dance Party Open Dance Studio
Tuesday 13 22:15 - 00:45 Tropea by Night
Booking transfer @ MDF Point until July 12
Tropea City Center
Wednesday 14 22:30 - 24:00 International Competition for groups and soloists Open Dance Theatre
Thursday 15 22:15 - 00:45 Lounge Night Poggio Terrace
Friday 16 22:30 - 01:00 Final Party Poggio Pool
Poggio Terrace
Saturday 17 Morning Tropea/Beach/Relax
16:30 - 19:30 Final Show rehearsal Open Dance Theatre
21:30 - 24:00 A SEA OF EMOTIONS
Final Show and Gala
Scholarships awards ceremony
Open Dance Theatre
Sunday 18 10:30 Check out Poggio Village reception
N.B. The program is subject to possible variations


for groups and soloists


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Mediterraneo Dance Festival presents the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for groups and soloists that will be held on July 14 at the Poggio di Tropea - Open Stage Theatre, in the presence of all participants and guests of the resort.

Categories: 1) Groups: Intermediate/Advanced 2) Soloists: Intermediate/Advanced

Prizes: The best Groups and Soloists will be chosen to perform at the International Galà and will receive Awards and Scholarships.

Cost of participation is euro 55,00 for group for one choreography and euro 20,00 for soloist for one choreography.

Conditions of participation:
each group or soloist can participate, at most, with two choreographies. Teachers of each lab will judge the choreography with evaluation forms that will be delivered to the participants at the end, and everyone will receive a certificate of participation.
Competition is reserved only for MDF participants. The performances do not need to be of a specific dance style but the group choreographies must not exceed 6:00 minutes whereas the soloists must not exceed 2:00 minutes. Each Registration will be done through the presentation of the registration form (download the application form at the website or apply via email @ info@mediterraneodancefestival.com). In case of availability of places you can sign up also during the event. It’s mandatory to give to MDF staff your music (mp3 file or audio cd) at most two days before the competition date.




It will be Saturday July 17 at Poggio di Tropea Resort – Open Stage Theatre, h. 21,30.

The Final Show “A SEA OF EMOTIONS“ concludes the program and includes two moments of exhibitions: Students Show, with the participation of the students that will perform the teacher’s choreography and the International Gala, with the participation of the best groups and soloists of the International Competition, and performances from international guest artists.

The Awards Ceremony will be held immediately after the dance performances, where the best students will be awarded with scholarships for MDF ITALY 2022 and for others international dance events.